Following this summer’s first edition, the Romanian festival seeks public help to go annual
Romania’s Outernational Days festival has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The organisers of the three day event are seeking funds on the back of their successful first edition in Bucharest at the beginning of July with a view to making it an annual affair. “Your contributions will help Outernational Days become an annual summer event, where everybody is welcome,” reads their campaign pitch. “Your donations will have a massive impact on the festival. Not only are you helping fund the artistic part of the festival for 2017, but also you are helping support live music for this year and years to come. Your donations help the organisers to keep the ticket prices affordable, so that everybody can enjoy live music and have a multicultural experience at affordable costs.”
The second edition of Outernational Days plans to bring to Bucharest musicians from Morocco, Greece, Mali, Asia, Kenya and elsewhere in a programme featuring The Sun Ra Arkestra, Karkhana, Hailu Mergia with Tony Buck & Mike Majkowski, Meridian Brothers, Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force, and others. They also aim to screen films and host lectures, panels and audiovisual installations.
More information can be found on the campaign page. Pledgers can receive a number of rewards including tickets to future events like the second edition of the festival, specially designed T-shirts and bags, a studio session with professional Romanian producers/musicians, posters, limited edition cassette tapes, percussion and didgeridoo lessons, and more.
Outernational Days 2 will take place between 30 June–2 July 2017. As part of the long run-up to next year’s festival, Jerusalam In My Heart will perform on 28 October at Bucharest's Jazz Pong venue.